Computer maker Hewlett-Packard this week is unveiling its HP Pavilion HDX (opens in new tab), a multimedia notebook with an array of HD capabilities, including a 1080p screen for watching HD movies—either Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD, depending on consumer preference at the time of purchase.
The laptop has a 20.1-inch HD screen “that plays back true 1080p HD television,” according to HP. The system is power-driven by a Core 2 Extreme (or Core 2 Duo) Intel processor, and includes a hybrid TV tuner that captures both HD/SD and analog TV broadcasts (at least until February 2009). The tuner also affords digital DVR capabilities.
The HP HD system includes a GeForce 8800M GTS graphics card from Nvidia HP Pavilion HDX (opens in new tab) with 512 MB of video memory, and four Altec Lansing speakers with an internal subwoofer. The system can store up to 500 GB.
HP said its HD laptop runs on Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate, and will start shipping to North America in late January.
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